Friday, February 3, 2017

One Last Camping Trip

When we bought our trailer we made a goal of taking it out a MINIMUM of three times a year.  We felt like we needed to squeeze one more trip in before the end of 2016 so we took a long weekend trip up to three rivers. (this was back in November)

Super Hero Poses

I love the quiet little campground because the boys can roam around with a little bit of freedom.  We went hiking down the river, throwing rocks in to make big splashes and watching out for snakes! (we never saw one but the boys had their eyes peeled)

Cruz loves driving his car around.  And we played with a big beach ball which got stuck in a tree. So Ryan tossed a tennis ball up to knock the beach ball down, only the tennis ball got stuck instead.  Then he threw another tennis ball up, same thing, it got stuck.  I think at one point he had 5 balls stuck up in the tree.  He eventually got them all down but it provided some entertainment for a good chunk of the afternoon.

We took a day trip and drove further up the mountain quite a ways to see the giant sequoias.  It's a bit of a hike down to the big General Sherman tree.  The boys had no problem making it down, but they all whined and complained on our way back up.  It's tooooo far! I'm sooo tired!!! Mom, please carry me!

We stopped to eat our packed lunch.  Ryan of course convinced the boys that there were bears nearby.  And he would throw rocks in the bushes and tell the boys something was in the bush making it move. They thought it was funny.

My twin boys took a selfie standing by the "twin sequoias"

Landen and Vincent's poses were on point this trip.  Always a crazy face, a hand on the hip or some sort of silly smile.

Cruz and Jacob were on the look out for pine cones

Every night we made smores and then Ryan had a brilliant idea of busting out some glow sticks! It was awesome, because even though it was super dark out I could see exactly where the kids were.  I just had to make sure I saw 4 lights roaming around.

Now you see the kids

Now you don't!

I think we are going to keep a stash of glow sticks in the trailer from now on.

Watching a movie before bed in our cozy warm trailer.

We sure enjoyed our trailer for the first full year of camping fun.  The kids love it.  It is slowly becoming our home away from home.  We will be heading out on another camping trip here in a couple weeks.  And in the words of our 2 year old Cruz..."Can't wait!"

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